I was surprised he didn't get more of a look from teams after San Diego pushed him out the door given his strong track record. Good hire by Arizona, IMO.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
There had been speculation that the Mets would go after him after the season if they didn't keep Omar Minaya around. Actually it was less speculation and more wishful thinking by Mets fans.
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson